Tapping in to what is “retro” is big business these days. We’ve seen plenty of HD remakes hitting both game store shelves and more frequently the digital store front. From Street Fighter II to God of War to Tony Hawk Pro Skater the rehashing of what was great is varied and plentiful. But there seem to be some titles that have been neglected so here are FIVE such neglected games that are in need of an HD remake. 5. ZERO WING (Genesis) 1989 Side scrolling shoot ‘em up action and the greatest open cut scene in video game history, Zero Wing
The SNK arcade classic THE NEXT SPACE is now available as a ‘mini’ to download and play on your PlayStation 3 and/or PSP. The Next Space is an original arcade vertical scroller from 1989 with a high level of difficulty and enemies to blast. These retro remakes are often for nostalgic purposes and bringing back the fun of your childhood or sampling some of the classics first hand without the use of spending any quarters! The Next Space is available now for $2.99 – check out the gameplay and commentary by Robert Welkner above for a sampling of the retro experience!
The SNK arcade classic CHOPPER I is now available as a ‘mini’ to download and play on your PlayStation 3 and/or PSP. Chopper I is a vertical scroller with endless bad guys and boss battles – the game originally came out in 1988 during a stretch where arcade owners saw many of these types of games coming out of the factories. The gameplay is quite busy and the design not very forgiving – Chopper I will offer a level a difficulty higher then your average vertical scroller. Chopper I is available now for $2.99 – check out the gameplay and
Roger Barr founder of I-Mockery & creator of Abobo’s Big Adventure joins Robert Welkner in the COIN-OP TV studio for some retro gameplay action and commentary of the classic Super Ghouls N Ghosts!
Roger Barr founder of I-Mockery & creator of Abobo’s Big Adventure joins Robert Welkner in the COIN-OP TV studio for some retro gameplay action and commentary of the classic Golden Axe!
Those lucky enough to live in the Los Angeles area have a chance to attend the SC3 parties which come around twice a year. Just imagine everything you love about your favorite backyard party with friends, toss in 20 year old classic arcade machines and surround yourself with retro consoles all over the place. SC3 is all of these things plus pizza, booze and more! Each party brings new faces and a bigger turnout! More party photos from Radnerd – http://www.flickr.com/photos/techknowtv/sets/72157622463822930/ Wanna know more about the party and people involved – then visit: http://www.myspace.com/sc3videogames
COIN-OP TV hosts Rob Welkner and Hailey Bright ventured out to Claremont, California, once again to experience the fun of the SC3 Arcade/Retro gamer night party hosted by Steve Hertz. Steve hosts this party twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. The party is an old school backyard extravaganza in which Steve rolls out about 40 classic arcade games on freeplay with tables set up for retro consoles like the Vectrex, Commodore 64 and the Atari 2600. Two of the bigger attractions this year were the rare classic arcade game Turkey Shoot and even more
Our friends over at Retrogaming Shirts have unleashed their new designs for the upcoming Spring 2009 fashion season! These amazing t-shirts were designed by Roland Strunk – the guy behind the cool COIN-OP TV four year Anniversary t-shirt! Take a look at the new designs and be sure to fill your shopping cart up with some retrogaming goodness! http://www.lowrez.de
You know what? I really don’t know why you should explore the dungeon either. Easy jab aside, I was really looking forward to the release of Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! ever since I got the opportunity to play the game at PAX Prime 2013. WayForward Technologies and D3 Publisher’s licensed dungeon crawler is little more than a hack-and-slash occurrence whose novelty wears off rather quickly. I call it an occurrence because it takes a bit more action for a game to qualify as an adventure in my eyes. As a loyal fan of the source
Doom 3 BFG Edition takes place in the future and on Mars. Things go crazy at the start when some sort of futuristic Necro-science unleashes hell all over the damn place. So it’s up to you Marine; it’s time to drive those zombies, imps, and other various Hellspawn back to the depths! If this all sound very familiar, well, that’s because it should. Doom 3 BFG Edition is a strange Billy Pilgrim of a game, floating unstuck in time. You see, Doom 3 was actually released several years ago during the last console generation. It was released as a re-boot